Kate Franzman

Editorial Director

I began my career in the Lois Lane lane, with an educational background in print and broadcast journalism.

Positions at cultural heavy hitters including the Indianapolis Museum of Art and NUVO Newsweekly, taught me so much about Indy. And I'm impressed by her on a daily basis.

I currently work for Pivot Marketing, an ad agency in the historic Fountain Square neighborhood. I've also been known to freelance for Indy Monthly, NUVO, IndySpectator, and the Indy Star.

Specialties: copywriting for print and web, blogging, social media, emerging technologies, online video production

Indianapolis Star
Food truck operators open brick-and-mortar locations

Has the cold frosted over your interest in curbside service? Winter doesn’t have to put a crimp in your food truck patronage because two of Indy’s better-known victual vehicles - Duos Mobile Kitchen and The NY Slice - have found permanent parking spots while keeping the wheels spinning on their mobile food operations.

Indianapolis Monthly
STREET SAVVY: Fountain Square

This historic downtown district is a cradle of urban cool. Here, the perfect spot for every whim.

NUVO Newsweekly
Metro Retro: Fountain Square's IndySwank

Friday nights in Indy's Fountain Square Cultural District are an established certainty in the local arts and cultural scene, particularly the first Friday of each month when the tenants of the Murphy Arts Center throw open the doors of their respective studios, performance spaces and retail shops to host the coolest party in town.

Indianapolis Monthly

New shops, frosty brews, and a fresh look add allure to this neighborhood just east of downtown.

Indianapolis Monthly
Remodel: St. Elmo Steak House

Using a manly dose of dark woods and deep colors, and a fully restored vintage bar from 1898, the 109-year-old St. Elmo Steak House has converted its unused 3,000-square-foot second story into a speakeasy-style lounge—an answer to the dinnertime surge known to choke the steakhouse’s main-level bar on busy nights.

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